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"From" Email Address
December 24, 2007
9:45 am
Tony
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  • cforms version: 6.5
  • Your Wordpress version: 2.3

Hi, Thanks for the nice upgrade again.

I have this question for quite sometime but never asked since cform is working great. However, It is better to ask before I made any mistake:

In Core Form Admin / Email Options, there is "FROM: Email Address". This value is always "wordpress@mydomain.com". All this while, I change it to "NOREPLY@mydomain.com". So far no problem. In fact I do not know what is the effect of changing this since I do not quite understand your warning message above this textbox.

When I check through Cforms code, I did notice "wordpress@xxxx", can I change "wordpress@" to "NOREPLY@" in your code so that I don't need to change that value everytime I create a new form.

Please advise. Thanks in advance 

December 24, 2007
10:22 am
Oliver
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You can, however, many mail severs can act funny when they see a FROM address they don't approve.

I chose wordpress@ as a default since it is the one that WP itself uses for default.

Of course everyone is free to change that but should be aware of possible implications.

Better than changing the code would be to make backups of the forms you intent to install over and over again and simply use these to jump start.

December 24, 2007
10:43 am
Tony
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You can, however, many mail severs can act funny when they see a FROM address they don’t approve.

What do you mean by "many mail server will act funny when they see a From address they don't approve"? 

Why "wordpress@" has no problem where "NOREPLY@" has problem? Is it because of the hardcoded default email address in Wordpress Core file – "Pluggable.php"? I have changed "Wordpress@" to "NOREPLY@" in Pluggable.php. Is this OK?

Please advise. Thanks

December 24, 2007
11:56 am
Oliver
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Tony said:


You can, however, many mail severs can act funny when they see a FROM address they don’t approve.

What do you mean by "many mail server will act funny when they see a From address they don’t approve"? 

Mail servers could refuse to relay emails which

  1. come from an unknown host
  2. have a malformed FROM address
  3. have a FROM address they don't recognize as being one of 'theirs'
    • usually you have a pop account for the given address
    • it may suffice using the same domain the server is on

Why "wordpress@" has no problem where "NOREPLY@" has problem? Is it because of the hardcoded default email address in Wordpress Core file – "Pluggable.php"? I have changed "Wordpress@" to "NOREPLY@" in Pluggable.php. Is this OK?

Please advise. Thanks


wordpress@ could, you're right, just be as wrong as NOREPLY@ unless it has been setup as part of the WP blog install.

Going forward I will replace the current default value for FROM to what has been configure by the admin under the general blog settings. The new version will out very soon…

 

December 24, 2007
12:08 pm
Tony
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Hi,

Thank you for the detail explanation. I now understand the way it works.

Looking forward to your next release.

Thanks for such a beautiful plugin. 

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